Roy and Debbie’s Skydive


(1 April 2022 12:00 am)
Roy and Debbie before their skydive

On the 6th March, Roy and his daughter Debbie undertook the challenge of a lifetime as they jumped out of a moving plane in aid of their chosen sight loss charities. 
Roy, who is 88 years young, committed to do the skydive to raise funds for Warwickshire Vision Support. He was registered blind several years ago and has since regularly attended our Nuneaton Vision Support Centre. 

He has made some great friends and WVS’ resources and advice has been invaluable in supporting him and his family with adjusting to his visual impairment. Roy even mentioned that attending the support centre is the highlight of his week!

Roy finally faced his challenge and undertook his exciting Skydive on Sunday 6th March. Roy and his daughter, Debbie, jumped at Sibson Airfield, Peterborough. Roy was raising money for WVS and his daughter raised money for Guide Dogs.

Although they were hoping for a sunny day it was extremely cold on the ground, but that nothing compared to the -22C that would hit them as they left the plane at approximately 12,000 feet!
 
Roy’s daughter Debbie even said it was snowing as she ‘left’ the plane. The descent took approximately 5 minutes; but they were both in extremely capable hands which put everybody at ease!

Roy was with the owner of the centre, Mike, who had over 40 years experiencing of jumping; Mum was with Jay, a soldier who was in the Para’s, has done 7 tours and completed over 1500 jumps (400 last year). Considering how windy the weather was they all has really smooth landings.

So far, Roy raised an incredible £794 – which is an amazing amount, with more sponsorship expected. We are so grateful and the money means we can continue to provide our vital services / support to the blind and visually impaired community within Warwickshire. 

If you would like to donate to Roy’s fundraiser for Warwickshire Vision Support. Please visit: 
https://localgiving.org/fundraising/royanddebbieskydive/

 

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